Parker Posey Joins Netflix's LOST IN SPACE Series Remake
Last summer it was announced that Netflix ordered a remake of the classic 1965 sci-fi series Lost in Space. The new series was described as an “epic but grounded science fiction saga focusing on a young explorer family from earth lost in an alien universe and the challenges they face in staying together against seemingly insurmountable odds."
Deadline is now reporting that Parker Posey (Dazed and Confused, Best in Show, Portlandia, Mascots) has signed on to co-star in the series. She is set to play Dr. Smith in the series, who was previously played by Jonathan Harris in the original series. Then Gary Oldman played the character in the 1998 feature film. They are obviously switching things up with the character.
The story will revolve around the Robinson family, "which is forced to come together in a time of crisis. Stranded light years from their intended destination, the Robinsons find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and their own personal demons."
Parker joins the previously cast Molly Parker (House of Cards) as Maureen Robinson; Toby Stephens (Black Sails) as her husband, astrophysicist/expedition commander John Robinson; Maxwell Jenkins (Sense8) as her son, Will Robinson; and Taylor Russell (Falling Skies) as her daughter, Judy Robinson.
The first season will consist of ten episodes and is set to air in 2018.